GEORGE BUSINESS NEWS - Not only China has the Panda - George now has one too. The Panda Store celebrates its grand opening on Friday 26 March with a whopping 30% off all products in the first ten days.
The store covers an impressive 1 700m² at its premises on the corner of York and Laing streets and stocks almost everything except perishables. Customers can expect to be inspired by a magnitude of supplies for the office, kitchen, bathroom and general household. Aisles of merchandise await visitors and shoppers at this truly Chinese retail store.
"We filled a shipping container with goodies," says Joy Liu, who owns the shop together with her husband GuoLiang Mao, better known as Mr Mao, and their business partner and friend Yu Hui Liu.
The supplies include toys, stationery, lamps and lanterns, cosmetics, handbags, suitcases, party supplies, tools, hardware, home appliances, curtains, carpets and rugs, cameras, speakers, phone accessories, fitness and sport equipment, ornaments, jewellery, belts, decorative paintings, picture frames, clocks and watches, batteries and artificial flowers.
All about nature
Panda Store is the third Chinese retail store that the couple and their business partner have opened in the country, with one in Pretoria (The General Store) and another in Carletonville where they previously resided.
"My husband was told by our business partner that we would truly love George," says Joy. "Where he grew up in China, in Fuzhou, the city is very close to an ocean. Since we arrived here in January, we've been to Victoria and Herold's Bay so many times - it is absolutely beautiful in George and we love the clean air and safety of the town."
Made in China
Asked about their merchandise, Joy confirms that every last item in the store is proudly made in China. "Our stock is well priced and affordable. We have a seven-day refund policy for anyone unhappy with a purchase," she says.
"Our store is our pride. The Panda is China's natural treasure - it is lovely and rare. We use this name with respect and invite locals to visit us and treat themselves to treasures from Panda Store."
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